**SCROLL DOWN FOR INFORMATION UPDATED DAILY**  Welcome to the home of the Eagles!! Our vision is clear - to prepare all students to become first class citizens with a world class education!

Quote of the Day

“Never forget that you are one of a kind. Never forget that if there weren't any need for you in all your uniqueness to be on this earth, you wouldn't be here in the first place. And never forget, no matter how overwhelming life's challenges and problems seem to be, that one person can make a difference in the world. In fact, it is always because of one person that all the changes that matter in the world come about. So be that one person.”

—R. Buckminster Fuller (1895-1983)
Architect, Engineer, Inventor

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From the Desk of Dave Linzey...

Welcome back to school! As we start year three of our charter school, we have so much to celebrate: Tremendous academic achievement growth (highest growth in the state a year ago for large high schools!); WASC 6 year "clear" term of accreditation (the best term possible!); Student enrollment at capacity with 400 students on the wait list to be accepted; Invitation to speak before Congress due to our academic success; and the list goes on. CVCHS is a great school and we will continue to build upon that tradition this year as we focus upon literacy, critical thinking skills and developing the 21st century skills to better prepare all of our students for college and careers.

But I want to ask you an important question: When you think about what kind of traits you look for in your child's future spouse, what is the first trait that comes to your mind? What kind of person do you want your child to select? Is it a straight "A" report card that matters most? Is it a 2000 score on the SAT exam? Probably not. Most important to us would most likely be how kind, respectful, humorous, and considerate that other person is. What kind of character does that person have? How honest, committed, hardworking is that future son-in-law or daughter-in-law.

Clayton Valley Charter High School is very proud of our academic success. We have truly taken this school to new heights of achievement and are turning out students who are top thinkers, ready to take on the colleges and careers of their dreams. But we are also a school that believes in character education. If we graduated students who were really smart people but not good citizens, we would not have done our full job. In a 2009 survey of the top CEOs in America, the feedback showed that the most severe deficit in skill level was not reading, writing, or other academic skills, but rather personnel traits like work-ethic, perseverance, respect and other such attributes that a person of good character often shows.

At CVCHS we are working hard to develop student citizenship. We have embraced two complimentary character education initiatives. First, the City of Clayton's "Do the Right Thing" program has been a clear and pervasive articulation of important character traits since the inception of our charter. Most recently, we have added to this through our adoption of the "Character Counts" program. Created by the Josephson Institute, Center for Youth Ethics, this international effort helps schools build character education into the classroom curriculum. Both programs work well together to clearly establish character education as a fundamental component of the CVCHS experience. Our Link Crew program led by teacher Kat Marzel, does an excellent job of delivering this content and supporting it throughout the year. Link Crew is a class comprised on upper grade level student leaders who are paired up with underclassmen to support them in their high school journey.

We also have some high-impact, individual programs that support character education:

Challenge Day

Back by popular demand, Challenge Day is coming to all CVCHS sophomores this year on August 25, 26, 27, 28 and September 5th. Challenge Day is a powerful program in which students and adult participants are guided through a series of experiential learning processes. The overall goal of the program is to increase personal power and self-esteem, to shift peer pressure to positive peer support and to eliminate the acceptability of teasing, violence and any form of oppression. This is a life changing experience for our students and our volunteers! To learn more about the Challenge Day program go to www.challengeday.org.

Summer Transition

CVCHS has now completed our third annual summer transition. Facilitated by our Link Crew Leaders, all incoming CVCHS students experience a week of orientation and acclimation before the first day of school. The time is spent developing relationships with experienced high schoolers, learning about our campus and courses, and establishing a strong sense of the culture and expectations of being an Eagle! We have seen our incidents of negative student behavior plummet in the 9th grade as well as academic performance increase; both are due in large part to our transition program providing a critical head start!

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Welcome

Welcome to Clayton Valley Charter High School! The vision is clear: We will prepare our students for college admissions equipped with 21st century skills. All students have a right to a world-class education and this is the mission of Clayton Valley Charter High School (CVCHS). All of the faculty, staff and administration are dedicated to this challenge and we invite parents to join us as partners to make this vision a reality. The CVCHS administration, board of directors, teachers and staff are united with a clear vision to ensure that we provide our students with a rigorous and relevant education.


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Attendance
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School funding comes directly from student's daily attendance.  When they attend school, even for a portion of the day, we receive full funding for that day.  When your student does not attend at all, we receive no funding at all.  Since 2007, California funding for public education (which includes charter schools) has been reduced significantly causing a tremendous strain on schools to offer educational programs.  We need each student here everyday, even if it is only for a part of the day (after doctor's and dentist appointments, etc.).  CVCHS can actually increase our state funding if every parent does their best to get their students to school everyday.  Thanks!


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News and Announcements

IT'S HERE!! COME SUPPORT THE UGLY EAGLES FOOTBALL AS WE PLAY IN THE HONOR BOWL!!

IT'S HERE!!  COME SUPPORT THE UGLY EAGLES FOOTBALL AS WE PLAY IN THE HONOR BOWL!! In one of the biggest high school football events in the state, CVCHS is facing off against Carson High School Senators in the final game of the Northern California Honor Bowl! Don't miss this exciting event on Saturday, August 30, 2014 at Del Oro High School in Loomis! Kickoff for JV is 11:00AM and Varsity is 8:00PM. For all the details, including driving directions, please click above.
ON-LINE PAYMENTS FOR CAFETERIA ARE NOW AVAILABLE!!

ON-LINE PAYMENTS FOR CAFETERIA ARE NOW AVAILABLE!! You can now add money to your student's lunch account via our webstore! Use your Visa, Mastercard or Discover card to make online payments right from the comfort of your home. For all the information and a direct link to the webstore, please click above.
COME WATCH CVCHS MARCHING BAND AT THE CAL BERKELEY FOOTBALL GAME!!

COME WATCH CVCHS MARCHING BAND AT THE CAL BERKELEY FOOTBALL GAME!! It's Band Day at UC Berkeley's Cal Bears football game! Join us on Saturday, September 27, 2014 at Kabam Field when the CVCHS Marching Band performs with California Marching Band in a special halftime performance. For all the details, click above!
WHAT’S THE BEST WAY(S) TO GET INVOLVED AND STAY CONNECTED TO YOUR CHILD'S EDUCATION??

WHAT’S THE BEST WAY(S) TO GET INVOLVED AND STAY CONNECTED TO YOUR CHILD'S EDUCATION?? If you are the parent of an existing, new or incoming student at CVCHS, there are a number of ways to stay involved with your child’s education, find out what’s happening on campus and get notified of events you and your child may be interested in. Click above to find out how!!
FREE AND REDUCED LUNCH IS AVAILABLE HERE!

FREE AND REDUCED LUNCH IS AVAILABLE HERE! Do you qualify for the Free & Reduced Lunch Program? Click on the link to print the form and read all about it!
THERE'S AN APP FOR THAT!

THERE'S AN APP FOR THAT! PowerSchool now has an app for mobile use! You can now check attendance, grades and homework on the go by downloading the app for CVCHS. Get more information and the download info by clicking above.
CVCHS RECEIVES A SIX-YEAR CLEAR TERM OF ACCREDITATION FROM WASC!!

CVCHS RECEIVES A SIX-YEAR CLEAR TERM OF ACCREDITATION FROM WASC!! After completion of our visit and evaluation from the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC), CVCHS received a six year clear term of accreditation. This is the highest level of praise that WASC bestows, affirming our school’s success and our ability to continue to achieve excellence.
CVCHS CONTINUES TO EXCEL IN ACADEMICS!

CVCHS CONTINUES TO EXCEL IN ACADEMICS! Based on our 62 point API jump to an 836, CVCHS’s statewide ranking went from a 5/10 to a 9/10. This means that CVCHS is now in the top 10% of schools in California when it comes to academic achievement.
THE NEW 2014 - 2015 ACADEMIC CALENDAR IS AVAILABLE NOW!

THE NEW 2014 - 2015 ACADEMIC CALENDAR IS AVAILABLE NOW! Are you wondering what the first day of school is? The last day? Making vacation plans? The Academic Calendar for the 2014 - 2015 school year is available now! Please click the link above for more information.
NOW YOU CAN WATCH YOUR FAVORITE UGLY EAGLE EVENTS AND GAMES LIVE ON TV!!!

NOW YOU CAN WATCH YOUR FAVORITE UGLY EAGLE EVENTS AND GAMES LIVE ON TV!!! CVCHS home games and events, are now broadcast LIVE on the NFHS Network! Click above for all the details!!
INTERESTED IN A TRIP TO SPAIN??

INTERESTED IN A TRIP TO SPAIN?? Are you ready for a cultural experience? Art teacher, Ms. Nolan, and Spanish teacher, Mrs. Winslow have planned a fabulous 8 day tour of sunny Spain, Jan. 2-10, 2015. This is NOT an annual trip, and CVCHS has not offered a trip like this in several years. Don't wait. Contact Ms. Nolan today for more information. katie.nolan@claytonvalley.org
CVCHS GOES TO WASHINGTON D.C. VIEW THE WEBCAST HERE!

CVCHS GOES TO WASHINGTON D.C.  VIEW THE WEBCAST HERE! Executive Director, Dave Linzey was invited by Representative George Miller to address the U.S. House of Representatives Education and the Workforce Committee on the subject of “Raising the Bar: The Role of Charter Schools in K-12 Education” this last Tuesday, March 4th. Please click the link above to view the webcast of the testimony and hearing.
UNDERSTANDING ACHIEVE 3000 AND LEXILE READING LEVELS

UNDERSTANDING ACHIEVE 3000 AND LEXILE READING LEVELS Are you curious about the new literacy program at CVCHS? Achieve3000® believes that every student — mainstream, English language learners, special needs and gifted alike — can reach higher. That all students have the ability to improve their reading and writing. And that with this ability, they have the means to master the curriculum...to meet the standards set by Common Core...to be prepared for college and career.
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Calendar

School Events Calendar Academic Calendar
Facility Usage Calendar
Labor Day

Date: 9/1/2014
Girls Volleyball vs Heritage

Date: 9/2/2014, 4 AM 8 AM
Location: CVCHS
Challenge Day

Date: 9/2/2014, 8 AM 3 PM
Location: Lg Gym
SPECIAL--Governing Board Meeting

Date: 9/2/2014, 4 PM 5 PM
Location: C - 2
Boys/Girls Water Polo at Liberty

Date: 9/3/2014, 3 PM 5 PM
Location: Liberty HS
Boys Water Polo AUHSD Tournament

Date: 9/5/2014
Location: Antioch
Medical Academy - Field Trip

Date: 9/5/2014, 12 PM 3 PM
Location: Newhall Park
Boy's JV/V Football Game vs Tracy

Date: 9/5/2014, 3 PM 10 PM
Location: CVCHS Football Field
Boys Water Polo AUHSD Tournament

Date: 9/6/2014
Location: Antioch
Girls Volleyball @ Deer Valley Jamboree

Date: 9/6/2014
Location: Deer Valley High School